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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection;
[syn: catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittable]

2. occurring among members of a family usually by heredity;
- Example: "an inherited disease"
- Example: "familial traits"
- Example: "genetically transmitted features"
[syn: familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted, transmissible]

3. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent;
- Example: "ancestral home"
- Example: "ancestral lore"
- Example: "hereditary monarchy"
- Example: "patrimonial estate"
- Example: "transmissible tradition"
[syn: ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial, transmissible]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Transmissible \Trans*mis"si*ble\, a. [Cf. F. transmissible.] Capable of being transmitted from one to another; capable of being passed through any body or substance. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

transmissible adj 1: (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection [syn: catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittable] 2: occurring among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted, transmissible] 3: inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition" [syn: ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial, transmissible]